National Center for Medical Intelligence Tracks Epidemic Threats in US

A military unit that has tracked diseases threatening U.S. forces overseas for more than a half_century will now assess infections that could endanger civilians at home, too, officials announced on 1 July at a dedication ceremony at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Renamed the National Center for Medical Intelligence, the agency will gather information on diseases and contaminants that could make their way into the United States through food, animals, travelers, immigrants and returning troops.

It will work in close partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which also looks for infectious agents entering the country at border crossings,  officials told the Baltimore Sun. Read the full article

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2 Responses to “National Center for Medical Intelligence Tracks Epidemic Threats in US”

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